water heater foul odor and NOISE

Just installed a new American 40 gallon heater.........top element makes huge sizzling noise when on and the rotten egg smell in the shower is unacceptable. I replaced the element after the first week and still sounds like a jet airplane taking off.......and the smell still exists........I have heard of a different anode made of alum/zinc/tin that when installed will solve the smell problem.......anyone have experience solving this PROBLEM.? thnaks jeff
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Don't know about the noise. I had a custemer with a WH smell problem, I maxed out the temp and the smell went away. Here is a link about the smell. http://www.rheem.com/dealers/dealers_faq.asp#56
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